COVID-19 study results support air purification interventions in nursing homes
Jun 13, 2023
COVID-19 cases fell across 81 nursing homes fitted with new air purification technology, highlighting how air quality interventions can support infection control measures, researchers say.
Air purification installation cuts infections by 40 percent in continuing care facility
May 25, 2023
Installing medical grade air purification technology on one floor of a Pennsylvania senior living community resulted in a 40% relative reduction in healthcare-associated infections.
Portable air purifiers cut airborne pathogens by 64 percent in SNF study
Feb 12, 2023
The devices also keep up to 90% of infectious airborne particles from entering a neighboring room, researchers said.
Portable air purifiers improve cardiovascular health in COPD, researchers find
Dec 06, 2022
Participants who used air purifiers with active HEPA and carbon filters had improved markers of heart health. This included a 25% increase in heart rate variability, investigators say.
White House pivots to air quality focus for COVID-19 infection control
Mar 28, 2022
The White House has embraced a model of COVID-19 transmission that could help shift infection prevention efforts toward indoor air quality and industrial hygiene. A related public webinar is set for Tuesday,...
Strategic planning for long-term health and safety
Dec 13, 2021
A year ago at this time, the world was even more uncertain than it is now. Families were not gathering for the holidays and the decision of whether to see elderly family members became a difficult one...
CDC: Portable air cleaners cut exposure to COVID-19 virus by 65 percent
Jul 06, 2021
In a simulated meeting with infected and uninfected participants, properly placed portable air cleaners with HEPA air filters slashed virus transmission. Adding masks was even more effective — cutting...
Why invest in air purification for long-term care facilities?
Apr 15, 2021
COVID-19 vaccines will not completely eliminate the virus and make everything go back to normal right away. Instead, it is likely COVID-19 will be around for several years. Communities will have to live...
Disregard for clean indoor air is killing the elderly
Paul de la Port
Apr 06, 2021
It has been more than nine months since 239 scientists shared in an open letter their concerns with the World Health Organization that COVID-19 was not exclusively transmitted through droplets, but was...
Study shows reduced HAIs, airborne pathogens with in-room active UV-C system
Douglas Kane, M.D.
Nov 18, 2016
It sounds like a bad joke: The problem with infections is that they’re spreading.